HoYoVerse is making a mascot character playable in one of its games. A playable Ai-chan is heading to Honkai Impact 3rd as the Ai Hyperion Λ Chrono Navi battlesuit in 6.2. To help provide more insight into her and her design, there are images going over details about it and a new video appeared.
First, here’s the initial announcement about the playable version of Ai-chan in Honkai Impact 3rd. It confirms Yui Horie will remain her voice actress for this form. Horie also plays Hitomi in Dead or Alive and Chie in Persona 4. It also points out that this is how the character would look when all grown up. She uses a chakram as her weapon in-game.
Chrono Navi Archive #1
"Typing: Ai Hyperion Λ"
"Nice to meet you. You can call me Miss Administrator."
— Honkai Impact 3rd (@HonkaiImpact3rd) November 20, 2022
The second set of details went over specific design elements. As with the smaller version of the character, the adult version also has a similar hairstyle. There is also a green heart on her outfit, referencing how her name means “love.” (It is also a pun, as she is an AI.) The other parts show her artificial, technical elements, as there is a fake power button-like “core” on her back and plug-ins on her.
Chrono Navi Archive #2
— Honkai Impact 3rd (@HonkaiImpact3rd) November 22, 2022
Finally, here’s the Honkai Impact 3rd Ai Hyperion Λ Chrono Navi battlesuit video with team members discussing how they created the design for the playable Ai-chan.
Honkai Impact 3rd is available for the PC and mobile devices. The 6.1 update is available now, and 6.2 is on the way.